Tesnow Family History

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Tesnow Name Meaning

German (Mecklenburg-Schwerin): habitational name from either of two places in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania named Tessenow.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Teslow, Tornow, Dassow, Fernow, Tarnow, Kussow, Grunow, Weston

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Tesnow Family Origin

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Tesnow Family Occupations

What did your Tesnow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tesnow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Tesnow's were Farmers. Farmer, Hostler At Mill and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tesnow. A less common occupation for the Tesnow family was Paper Hanger.

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  • Farmer

  • Hostler At Mill

  • Laborer

  • Paper Hanger


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tesnow ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tesnow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tesnow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tesnow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 92 immigration records available for the last name Tesnow. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 106 military records available for the last name Tesnow. For the veterans among your Tesnow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tesnow Life Expectancy

What is the average Tesnow lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Tesnow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tesnow in 1958 was 42, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tesnow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tesnow ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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